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        09-30-2008, 01:57 PM
      #11
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
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    Originally Posted by DashAwayAll
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    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
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    Ridiculous on the store's part to have sold those to you.

    Why? It was an oopsie to be sure, but somebody left the store with an item. It must be purchased. It's the same - you break it, you bought it principle.

    That's just life with kids... ya gotta roll with it.
    No. I think it's a client safety issue. Had a lamp fallen on you and broke because of their lack of storing it properly on a shelf, and still charge you anyways be an issue?

    You would not sue a hospital if a needle was left out, and you were accidentally stabbed because of it, not be an issue?

    What about you buying a vehicle and that were to blow up and kill your best friend in the front seat, all because of a major error in engine building?



    "Oh well, I used it, or I went there, or I bought so its to bad for me.."

    Remind me to never go the states, or a thrift stores for that matter.
    There's a difference. The instances you mentioned are an issue of negligence. Perhaps you could say the store was negligent for not having the handcuffs higher, or not having a key handy. However, you could also make a case that Dumas - as supervisor of the child - was negligent for not properly supervising. And was trying to 'steal" the handcuffs - all 50 cents worth, because she hid the key somewhere. And since the money in thrift stores goes to charity ... I would pay the fifty cents. See, it's a matter of perception. Now, anybody who has had a small child knows that they can get into funny trouble faster than you can break wind.

    If you were in a store, picked up a lamp to look at, and then dropped it and it was damaged/broken, yes, you would be expected to pay for that lamp. Now, if you were walking by and the lamp slipped off the shelv due to being poorly stocked, then no. You would not.
         
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        09-30-2008, 04:46 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DashAwayAll
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
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    Ridiculous on the store's part to have sold those to you.

    Why? It was an oopsie to be sure, but somebody left the store with an item. It must be purchased. It's the same - you break it, you bought it principle.

    That's just life with kids... ya gotta roll with it.
    No. I think it's a client safety issue. Had a lamp fallen on you and broke because of their lack of storing it properly on a shelf, and still charge you anyways be an issue?

    You would not sue a hospital if a needle was left out, and you were accidently stabbed because of it, not be an issue?

    What about you buying a vehicle and that were to blow up and kill your best friend in the front seat, all because of a major error in engine building?

    "Oh well, I used it, or I went there, or I bought so its to bad for me.."

    Remind me to never go the states, or a thrift stores for that matter.
    Ummm.... I think you may be taking this whole situation a bit too serious. No harm was done. I just thought it was rather funny that the handcuffs had to be paid for. I could have had an issue with her and refused to pay, we could have wasted tax payer's money and had a cop come help out. I thought this was an amusing tale that folks here would be amused by. I do see your point however, IMO, I would never make an issue over something this trivial. If a lamp fell and injured my son through no action of his own, yeah...I might take up issue with them. If the lamp fell because my son yanked the cord...that's my fault. Same thing with the handcuffs. I should have been supervising him better and it would have never happened......If I would have known the handcuffs had no safty release and no key I surely would have cuffed him to a sturdy clothing rack and went to brunch. Lighten up a tad...You're killing my story. :P
         
        09-30-2008, 07:26 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Ok, the REAL questions are.
    Where both his hands handcuffed, or just one?

    For his "time to think about what you did" did you handcuff him to a table? Hehe (all in fun and games of course!)
         
        09-30-2008, 09:31 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Ya know what, I didn't even get on to him about it. He was so scared when the older folks at the thrift store were talking about having the police come to help. ( I'm sure he thought he would have to go to jail ) Then ride the 20 minutes home in hand cuffs....he never said a word on the ride home....I couldn't disipline him. :roll:

    He only handcuffed one arm, Once we saw him we told him DO NOT USE THE OTHER ONE!!!
         
        09-30-2008, 11:16 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DashAwayAll
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
    .

    Ridiculous on the store's part to have sold those to you.

    Why? It was an oopsie to be sure, but somebody left the store with an item. It must be purchased. It's the same - you break it, you bought it principle.

    That's just life with kids... ya gotta roll with it.
    No. I think it's a client safety issue. Had a lamp fallen on you and broke because of their lack of storing it properly on a shelf, and still charge you anyways be an issue?

    You would not sue a hospital if a needle was left out, and you were accidently stabbed because of it, not be an issue?

    What about you buying a vehicle and that were to blow up and kill your best friend in the front seat, all because of a major error in engine building?

    "Oh well, I used it, or I went there, or I bought so its to bad for me.."

    Remind me to never go the states, or a thrift stores for that matter.
    Ummm.... I think you may be taking this whole situation a bit too serious. No harm was done. I just thought it was rather funny that the handcuffs had to be paid for. I could have had an issue with her and refused to pay, we could have wasted tax payer's money and had a cop come help out. I thought this was an amusing tale that folks here would be amused by. I do see your point however, IMO, I would never make an issue over something this trivial. If a lamp fell and injured my son through no action of his own, yeah...I might take up issue with them. If the lamp fell because my son yanked the cord...that's my fault. Same thing with the handcuffs. I should have been supervising him better and it would have never happened......If I would have known the handcuffs had no safty release and no key I surely would have cuffed him to a sturdy clothing rack and went to brunch. Lighten up a tad...You're killing my story. :P
    Not at all. The fact that your child went thru this is not my concern.
    Someone disagreed with what I initially posted. I then explained my opinion ;)
         
        09-30-2008, 11:37 PM
      #16
    Banned
    Lol, that is funny! :) Good thing you had a key at home though.
         
        10-01-2008, 06:31 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
    Ya know what, I didn't even get on to him about it. He was so scared when the older folks at the thrift store were talking about having the police come to help. ( I'm sure he thought he would have to go to jail ) Then ride the 20 minutes home in hand cuffs....he never said a word on the ride home....I couldn't disipline him. :roll:


    ROTFLMAO poor little dude
         
        10-01-2008, 07:40 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    So how did you get him out in the end?
         
        10-01-2008, 10:19 AM
      #19
    Trained
    LOL... I actually couldn't find the key right away I eventually found it hung up with all of our "outside" keys. (4wheelers, lawn mower, farm truck, etc) I let him out of the cuffs and let him throw them away...he didn't have a problem doing it either!!! I don't think he'll want to play "cop" for a while.
         

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